Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter, Nicki Minaj is an artist who wears plenty of hats. From rapper to actor, fashion designer to model, the 34-year-old has done it all since hitting the music scene in 2011.
But today, she is the proud source of backing up dreams of hard-working, college students.
On Saturday, Minaj graciously offered financial aid to more than two dozen fans on Twitter in need of money to pay off their college tuition, student loans and bills.
It all started when the “Va Va Voom” songstress spent the evening retweeting fans who were promoting her new single, “Regret In Your Tears” and upcoming Billboard Awards performance. However, when one fan raised the stakes and asked her to pay for his tuition, that’s when Minaj took things more seriously.
Show me straight A's that I can verify w/ur school and I'll pay it. Who wants to join THAT contest?!?!🤷🏽♀️ Dead serious. Shld I set it up? https://t.co/czH715u64a— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) May 7, 2017
It was then that a new contest began and fans started tweeting proof of their grades, complete with screenshots and a brief explanation of their financial situation. By the end of the night, more than a dozen students got simple messages of “done” and “send me your info” from the star.
How much do u need? https://t.co/bVDuLniheA— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) May 7, 2017
Ok do u need help w/tuition or do u have a full scholarship? https://t.co/q7ewfdNzCs— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) May 7, 2017
U want to go to college but can't? How much do u need to get u in school? Is that the only thing stopping u? https://t.co/A3mYQHgPNX— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) May 7, 2017
That's it? I'll send it tmrw. dm me ur bank info babe. Next! https://t.co/i4TVmsqDoA— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) May 7, 2017
For years, Minaj has been a vocal advocate for education and told viral sensations, Sophia Grace Brownlee and Rosie McClelland on The Ellen Show that she wanted to keep the two in school, “Saying, I want you to stay in school. Put your books first and singing second.”
In total, the hip-hop artist offered to pay for more than 30 students who shared their financial struggles, with Minaj writing that it was “fun” and may do another round in the coming months.
Ok u guys. It's been fun. Let me make those payments tmrw then see if I have any money left😂. I'll do some more in a month or 2. 😘😘😘💋💋💋💕💕🎀🎀🎀— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) May 7, 2017